By Hope NewsroomThursday 30 Jul 2020
Three Sydney schools and a pre-school are closed because of coronavirus.
Freeman Catholic College in Bonnyrigg Heights and Mary Immaculate Primary at Bossley Park are shut after students tested positive.
There’s a confirmed case at EverLearn Preschool in Prestons.
Fort Street in Petersham is closed for the day, due to a possible case.
And, Franks Pizza Bar in Camperdown is closed until Tuesday, after a customer who dined there on Sunday tested positive.
Queensland border checkpoints are in for a busy two days, as people rush to enter the state before new restrictions come into effect.
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Residents of Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Central Coast will be banned from the Sunshine State from Saturday 1 August.
Governments have set an ambitious target of closing the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians by 2031.
The new Closing the Gap agreement also covers children’s health and jail rates.
Non-Indigenous men live 8.6 years longer than their Indigenous counterparts, while the gap is 7.8 years for women.
The Australian share market is poised for a strong opening.
Wall Street rose overnight after the US Federal Reserve vowed to keep propping up the pandemic-hit economy.
Ash Barty has confirmed she will not be playing at the US tennis open, which is due to begin at the end of next month.
The Aussie world number one says she loves the New York grand slam but doesn’t want to put herself or her team at risk during the pandemic.